Cayuga Lake out of Myers Park 5/4


Did a full day with Mark I. We started off with a little laker jigging and no action. Conditions were foggy! Soon after that Mark began fly-fishing. It didn’t take long before he landed a hard fighting 17″ brown trout. This fish really dug down. Around 1/2 hour later Mark had a very hard hit but no hookup. We tried a bunch of areas without any action or sign of fish. We were leary of the weather forecast which predicted a good chance of thunderstorms and showers along with considerable wind gusts.

We went back to laker jigging and Mark landed two fish, one of which he kept. More salmon fly-fishing in different areas produced zero action. After the wind kicked up Mark cast spinning gear and stickbaits and managed to land another brown at 16″ and a salmon at 19″. He had a good day but really had to work hard for the fish. It was tough fishing. The line between success and failure when casting and fly-casting for these fish is often very narrow. Water temps are warming throughout the lake with at least 49 on the lakes south end and 42 to 44 in a lot of other places.